The biggest problem with people today

Dear reader.

Do you know the biggest problem facing folks today in terms of getting fit?

It’s not lack of information, and not lack of gyms or other commercial facilities to train. It’s NOT lack of access to outdoor areas, although that can sometimes prove to be an issue.

And it’s most definitely NOT the fact that a lot of the exercises that flat out WORK are “secret” exercises. I’m not referring to bodyweight alone by the way – this goes for weight training, aerobics, “Crossfit”, or what have you – anything that REALLY WORKS – and DELIVERS RESULTS.

Last, but not least, it’s NOT lack of time either, despite the fact that a lot of folks work long, grueling hours.

In fact some of the most basic exercises are the ones that really work. Amazingly enough, most folks KNOW about these – but are nigh unwilling to give them a shot.

Why?

It’s a four letter word – and it don’t sound pretty – but tis what it is. LAZY.

That’s right. The real problem is that people are LAZY.

Look, folks, a workout does NOT have to take forever to accomplish. Mine usually take between 45-60 minutes tops and that’s being generous.

You CAN get a fantastic workout within less than 15 minutes, or even 5 minutes depending upon your current level of fitness.

Key thing is though to actually START – and NOT procrastinate.

“Ah, I’ll do that tomorrow”, followed by the  obligatory “burp”.

“Pah! Pushups! Those are easy! Why would I waste my time with those!”, from the pot bellied “big guy” on the “pec deck” (guys that would be hard pressed to do ONE rep of some of the exercises I advocate – I kid you NOT).

“Oh, he’s just got good genetics”.

“I wonder if it’ll really work”.

And so forth. Folks actually spend more time trying to find excuses NOT to do the thing rather than follow Emerson’s advice which was to “do the thing and you’ll have the power”.

I talk about this phenomenon at length in my book, and truth be told, there is NO magic pill to solve this particular problem.

You, and you alone can solve it.

How?

Well, simple – – DO SOMETHING! Something – anything – but get MOVING!

And stop making excuses as to why you “cannot”.  I mean, the basic stuff is “easy”, right? Why would you “not be able to do it”?

I could go and on here, but I’ll end this out by saying what I do all throughout my book.

JUST DO IT.

Just do it – and before you know it you’ll be HOOKED.

As they say, the journey of a thousand steps starts with a single step. That one step is all important though, and is what can really “set the bonfire alight” – if you let it!

All for now. If you’ve not yet got your physical activity in for the day – do so NOW without further delay!

Very best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Back to Planet Earth

And as I slowly descend back from Planet Earth (reference the last post), and prepare to very RELUCTANTLY (and unashamedly so) address the rest of the day ahead, I figured I’d “give away” one of the “tips” I believe I have mentioned numerous times before on the old blog.

Make of that what you will, especially the part about reluctance, but one of the BEST recovery tips (in addition to massage, which I DO talk about in the book) is a shower – and NOT a hot shower. It’s the exact opposite.

That’s right, an ice cold shower after a hot, hard and sweaty (NO puns intended) workout.

And while the above may not sound “out there” to those residing in hot climes, it WILL sound a bit odd to ALL of you when I say the very same thing applies to those residing in COLD climates.

That’s right. Jumping straight into a cold shower after a workout IN COLD WEATHER, no less,can have a tremendous energizing effect on the body. You don’t necessarily need to become a card carrying member of the polar bear club to experience this either.

For those of you that have actually tried this, I’ll bet you remember the way  your heart literally RACED while that cold BLAST HIT YOUR ENTIRE BODY. And I’ll bet you anything you remember the “warm” feeling as you stepped outside in what you’d normally consider to be freezing weather.

I’ll get into all this in depth in a later post, but for now, suffice it to say that despite what it may sound like, I ain’t got NOTHING against hot showers. In fact I’ll often turn the shower onto HOT, but – and this is key – only and AFTER only I jump into a cold blast (as cold as it gets anyway).

As an aside, I do remember mentioning 250 pushups in the last post. Should be more like 265 – except the 15 or so “miscellaneous” pushups almost seemed like a spoiler of sorts…

And I’m out – more again tomorrow!

Rahul

P.S. : – And no, NOT every one of these emails contains a “marketing link”.  Click through on the tabs if you so choose, and “yer shall find”.

I – LITERALLY – have NOTHING left.

Dear reader,

Yes, you read that right. I collapsed on the ground about 85% or so through my workout, and STAYED there for a good few minutes before I mustered up the gumption to “get up” (or “walk up” as it were). That in itself sounds a bit cryptic, doesn’t it?

Amazingly enough though, I don’t feel drained at all, despite the obvious physical exhaustion mentioned above.

I’m pumped – and it’s NOT the “steroid crazed” pump you see in the look of bodybuilders etc. Its a MENTAL pump.

I’m ready to tackle a grizzly if it came charging at me, but perhaps most astoundingly, what I’d do would be to “pat him on the head” and ask him to calm down.

And in the “Zen” like (translation – TRANCE like) state I’m in right now, I could probably hypnotize said grizzly into rolling over and playing ball.

Now, the above might sound like fantasy to you, and while the “grizzly” part is quite obviously a figure of speech, the rest of the stuff, ESPECIALLY the mental part, is anything BUT.

I’m quite literally zoned out at the time of writing this. I seem to vaguely recall a delivery guy knocking on my door but it was a faraway knock (about less than half a foot in reality).

Time stopped, despite my obvious preference for quick workouts. Amazingly enough I look at the clock now, and I’m at 45:34 minutes.

And no, despite the “airy fairy” sounding part of this, what I did ain’t yoga. Some of it may mimic a few yoga stretches (then again, they  may not), but NO, it ain’t yoga by a long shot.

Back to terra firma, I hear you say. Earth to  Rahul! And so forth.

Well, as I’m descending from “cloud nine”, I’ll give you what I did. A 100 squats, followed by a 250 pushup workout – but I really should say “250/3” workout, because I did nothing but three types of pushups in this workout.

“Wrestler” pushups made up about 47-50 of these. The rest were all done “Rahul style”, patented with my own touch as I’ve mentioned in the book.

Actually, I went WAY BEYOND what is mentioned in the book. That’s a story for another day though – however, for now, know that the advanced version of the book is most definitely in the works.

And this relaxed state, this state of utter BLISS my friend can happen to YOU as well, my friend, and it WILL happen if you train the way I advocate in my book.

Speaking of which, I’ll have a testimonials page up on the site, probably within a couple of days or less. Stay tuned for that as well.

All for now!

Rahul

P.S.: – I should really be as thirsty as a man stranded in the Sahara right about now, and I probably am, but my “trance” like state makes me feel the exact opposite.

P.S. #2 – Still on the fence? Still don’t believe me? Well, be on the outlook for the testimonials page soon, my friend.

P.S. #3 – The videos accompanying the BOOK are right HERE: – http://0excusesfitness.com/videos/

P.PS  #4 – And no, I’m not concerned about typos in this note if any. I’m way more concerned with getting the blood flowing back to my fingers, wrists and forearms, hehe.

Meat grinder forearms

Man, I can barely type! I just got done with my workout, and while I’m buzzing the usual level, my forearms seem to have been put through a pounding from hell – more than they normally get put through!

Ever noticed that “swollen to the bone” feeling after a great grip workout?

Those of you that know the importance of training the grip and actually do so will know what I’m referring to. Of course, your in the minority. Most folks dont even THINK about the grip, and thats a big, big mistake, my friends.

But anyway, my forearms have that exact same feeling going, and get this – without doing a single pull up or a rep of what could be considered to be a “pulling” movement.

Ok, I hear those of y’all that have a copy of 0 Excuses Fitness. I know how you accomplished that!

Well, I don’t blame you for feeling that way – but NO, what I did today is NOT mentioned in 0 Excuses Fitness. In fact most advanced trainees wouldn’t even be able to complete ONE rep of said exercise, and that, my dear readers, is NOT an exaggeration by ANY stretch of the imagination.

It’s one for “0 Excuses Fitness – the advanced version” (I believe I spoke about this in an earlier post a few days ago).

Fingertip pushups? Yes – but NOT the sort you’d think they are.

I’ll give you one, and only one HINT – and that is “finger positioning”.

And no, it’s NOT spreading the fingers wide apart, or taking fingers away!

Anyway, while I let you ponder that one, here’s another great – and FREE workout – that’s NOT mentioned in 0 Excuses Fitness.

Well, it is, actually … But, it’s one of those “golden tips” that is so often overlooked in favor of the “main things”.

And what IS IT?

Well, it’s carrying 20 liter “barrels” of water up and down flights of stairs for multiple times a day. These are the sort of barrels that have a “snout”, so you can actually “grip” them rather than “bear hug” them, which is what most folks do.

And thats what yours truly did for a good portion of the day yesterday.

Arms straight, NO BENDING at the elbow. It’s a version of the farmer’s walk, except a bit tougher made by the fact that that “snout” gets HARDER AND HARDER to grip as time goes by.

Do it, and you’ll see what I mean!

And if you do – well – be on the lookout for some MAJOR league soreness, my friend! Not just in the forearms by the way – you’ll feel your TRAPS SCREAMING at you the next day.

Last, but not least, bear hugging is NOT the best way to do this exercise, despite a) the fact that it may seem like and b) despite the fact that it will “stress the biceps more”. Fact.

And thats it for now. More later!

Rahul

P.S.  – Do NOT just ignore the “golden nuggets” section in 0 Excuses Fitness! The section has been named what it is for a GOOD REASON!

P.S.#2 – And if your still on the fence about grabbing the book, jump on over NOW – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

On the CLOCK

On the clock – yet again! Too much to get done, and seemingly little or  no time in which to do so.

So, I didn’t even have the 30 or so minutes I normally take for my workout. Had a sum total of 15 minutes, and believe it or not, I got a pretty severe pounding in those 15 minutes. Not near what I normally do, but man oh man, that buzz is going full BLAST!

As for what I did, all I did was pushups, and just 2 variations, 50 reps of each.

Took me about 9 minutes total, 1 minute of which was spent doing 50 squats.

And I’m hammered, but NOT exhausted. Not by a long damn shot.

And the main thing is I feel GREAT!!

Ok, so it’s been about 2 minutes since I started to type this. I’d say more, but I’m rushed for time. Got about 5 minutes to shower before I head out, hehe.

More later!

Rahul

P.S.: – The book  will give you plenty of quick and dirty (as well as a few long) workouts you can do! Grab it right HERE: – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

Join me in my living room

… my friend, as I take you through the WORKOUT from HELL!

My forearms are so sore while I’m typing this that I’m accidentally missing letters etc while typing. All WITHOUT DOING A SINGLE PULL-UP or  what are commonly referred to as “grip workouts”.

The key thing I’m selling, and the key fact to note about my book is that as the name states, there are literally NO EXCUSES!

You literally need nothing but your own living room, or just a few square feet of space to get the WORKOUT of your LIFE.

In my videos you’ll see there is no equipment in my living room whatsoever, except for a yoga mat that cost me less than $5 USD, and you don’t even need that to begin with. A pillow (as shown in my videos, again) is ALL you need.

NO pull -up bars.

NO “Ron Simmons”, and certainly NO SPANDEX, hehe. If anything I’m wearing an old workout vest and shorts, and guess what, I would not trade those for the WORLD.

No  mirrors to preen and pose and “admire my spread” (no puns intended, haha).

And yet, I’m BUZZED within 40 minutes FLAT, and that is NOT an exaggeration.

Join me in my living room my friend, and I’ll give you the same effect within 20 minutes flat.

Very best,

Rahul

P.S: – In case you didnt know, I’m running a special on the videos right now. You can get the book for free when you order the videos. Run over here NOW to grab ’em: – http://0excusesfitness.com/videos/

P.P.S: – Sign up for our hard hitting newsletter as well if you so choose: – http://0excusesfitness.com/newsletter/

P.P.S #2: – Though the video depicts a workout from hell, what I do often times is even tougher, and YES, I finish within 30 minutes or less. For more on that, stay tuned for “0 Excuses Fitness – the ADVANCED version”.

8 minutes as of typing this. I’m out!

Are those even pushups??

Dear reader,

That is something I often get asked when people look at me working out.

“Gawd, what the heck is he up to? Those sure don’t look like pushups to me!”

And no, I’m not referring to “Hindu” pushups here, which in and as of themselves can be a great, great workout.  Folks actually associate with the “pushing up” part of that workout, so it’s not so much of a struggle to convince them on that.

But the kicker is some of the pushups I normally do in my workout, where the “focus” is NOT on the chest and shoulders. And being that’s what most people associate pushups with, that is where the “buck seems to stop”.

Amazingly enough, or actually NOT so, I’ve got more results in that part of my body by focusing on the exact opposite parts. Make of that what you will – but it’s true – and it holds true for YOU as well ,my friend.

Anyhow, I just got done with a SUPER tough variation of my “very best exercise”, which is by far the BEST exercise you can do, period. PERIOD!

I’m so “blissed out” right now that the world could fall apart at this very moment and I wouldn’t really care 2 hoots. I’m so “zoned” out, and feeling so great that words don’t even begin to do justice to the actual feeling. Oh, man!

Most importantly though, I feel a sense of being “worked to the bone”, yet in a GOOD way. I’m buzzed, energized, and ready to tackle a grizzly (not that there are any here in China, hehe).

MOST amazingly, all this without doing ONE SINGLE rep of what most folks consider to be the “real” pushup.

Last, but not least, I also used a “secret” technique to recover way faster from this exercise. Something so simple that it should be elementary.

Something so simple that babies and toddlers do it without even thinking (and no I am NOT referring to crawling here). It’s something that they do while SLEEPING. Something they do without even THINKING about it.

And so it goes, my friend. I’ve just given away two or three of my most valuable tips in this email. See if you can find ’em!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S.: – Can’t spot the tips? No worries, we’ve got you covered: – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/

500 pushups for the day

MAN, oh MAN!

Just got done with the workout video (the last one in the series of videos, the rest being instructional content). The BEST part about this is that we got done in less than 40 minutes, and that includes about 5 minutes of talking, and a few minutes of talking while doing the exercises (talking to you).

In short, we got done with 250 pushups, a few stretches and 50 squats in less than half an hour.

And this was the SECOND workout of the day, the first being pretty much the same, except I did a 100 squats.

Oh, and I forgot the minute or so of bridging (both front and back) at the end in the second workout.

God- DANG. WHAT A RUSH!

I’ve written more about 500 pushups on rahulmookerjee.com here as well: – http://rahulmookerjee.com/index.php/component/k2/item/47-500-pushups-a-day. Well worth a read if you haven’t read it already.

And that’s it for now. Back to uploading vidoes etc, and getting the ONE remaining video on to the computer, which seems to be more of a hassle than it should be. Ah well.

All in stride!

Very best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. : – The video package will be up on the site soon. STAY TUNED!

Videos – COMING SOON!

Coming soon! These videos will show you how to actually PERFORM the exercises that I detail in the manual.

Text and pictures are important, and you DO need to read the instructions –  but a video allows me the opportunity to actually “do” what I’m talking about and actually show you HOW to do said exercises.

Did I just repeat myself? Probably, but the reason I did that is because it’s important to know that although I literally “poured  my heart out” in the written version of the book, there are ALWAYS more things coming to my mind, things that aren’t always possible to include in a written course.

Those “little things”. Those “quirks”. Etc etc. How to loosen up your lower back correctly  before executing the wrestler’s bridge, and much, much more.

And therefore, I’ll be putting up these videos on my site soon. These will be available either WITH the book (as a “package”), or you can buy them as “standalone” videos (although I’d recommend the former option).

Should be all up and running by next week. Catch as catch can obviously on that one!

Very best!

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S.: – My “old” blog at www.rahulmookerjee.com is STILL a VERY useful read in case your looking for “free” fitness tips. Roll on over there pronto for some interesting reads.

Buttons popping off that “lower shirt area”?

Dear Reader,

One of the tests, or should I say “my tests” to determine if your seriously overweight does NOT involve the scale, although the scales are obviously a reliable indicator as well.

It does NOT involve “skinfold” measurements, or “BMI” indexes, neither of which I have ever paid much heed to, for various reasons.  At my current bodyweight of around 60 kgs and a body fat percentage of probably around 3% (well, not that low, but you get the drift) I’d probably be classified as “seriously malnourished”, or some such junk.

And yet the truth is, my friends, I’ve never felt BETTER – and stronger – than I do now.

A lot of folks may look at the cover picture of my book “Succeed against all odds”, and say that “looks good”. I was around 75 kgs at the time, which what the “medical men” consider to be an “ideal” weight, and yet I could NOT do many of these things I do now, including the VERY BEST EXERCISE I constantly “tout” in my exercise book.

And therefore, I never quite got that buzz going, despite doing literally hundreds of pushups etc daily.

YES, I was in great shape, but not as good as NOW!

Anyhow, getting back to the overweight part.

Fact also is that at one point in my life I’d be “looking down at my belly after lunch” to see “if them buttons were fixing to pop off”.

I’d be feeling bloated all day long, and I’d have zero energy to do anything. I’d be cranky, and get next to nothing accomplished. Most of all, I was accumulating way too much “junk in the trunk” if you get my drift.

Not good. And so, whats my patented test to see if your seriously overweight, or even a little overweight?

Simple – get in the “table” position of the “table pushup” that I teach in my book, and HOLD for time. Thats all. Don’t DO the pushup. Just HOLD.

Those of you that are seriously overweight will NOT be able to do this for more than a few seconds before you find your shoulders beginning to shake, and your lower abs (and lower back) beginning to cramp due to the sheer (unnecessary) burden placed on it by all that excess “tubbage”.

And a lot of you that have weak lower backs will feel it in that area, although not in the shoulders most likely due to less weight.

A great, great exercise, my friends. One that has been around for ages, and one that is OFTEN IGNORED.

It’s by far not the key to fitness by itself, and yet, it’s an essential “side” item, so to speak.

And if your interested in more “nuggets” of info as mentioned above, then get my book. It’s got ALL the information you need to ensure that “dem buttons don’t be popping off anytime soon”, hehe.

All for now!

Very best,

Rahul Mookerjee

 

P.S.: – The fitness book is available right here: – http://0excusesfitness.com/the-book/.

P.S. #2 : – My other books are available on Amazon for now. Navigate to my author page at http://www.amazon.com/author/rahulmookerjee to stay updated on future releases!

P.S #3: – These other books will ALL be available from my other site at www.rahulmookerjee.com at some point in the very near future. I’ll send a shout out once thats done!